Suspected missing person at Cobo found safe ashore

The St Peter Port lifeboat was called out on Tuesday 22nd December 2015 to assist with a search for a missing person at Cobo.

The St Peter Port lifeboat, Channel Island Air Search, St John Ambulance Inshore rescue boats, Civil Protection Volunteers and  Police officers were dispatched in the search.

The woman was found safe and well within half an hour and the lifeboat returned to St Peter Port.

Tony Rive took some great photos of the St Peter Port lifeboat leaving the harbour and later returning to port. The photos were viewed by over 8,000 people on Facebook with over 100 likes and 46 shares.

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Great support from GYC Motor section

More than £2,000 has been donated to the St Peter Port lifeboat and Channel Island Air Search by the motor section of the Guernsey Yacht Club.

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The money was raised by members at the end of year laying up dinner through a raffle. Prizes included a week for four in a Paris apartment donated by Duncan Spence and prizes donated by Stocks Hotel, St Helier Marinas and Marine and General.

The photo includes the 2015 Guernsey Motor Committee who were Damon Hackley, (Rear Commodore Motor), Colin Le Conte, Claire Barrett, David Corson and Robert Dodsworth.

Bonita – 34 years ago – Gold Medal rescue

On Sunday 13 December 1981, the cargo ship Bonita hit a hurricane in the English Channel. It was the beginning of a week of courage and loss that will always be remembered by the RNLI. This film features interviews with the Guernsey lifeboat volunteers who went to the aid of the crew of the Bonita – and the ship’s Chief Engineer. An amazing 17min video.

Also – It’s quite rare to have such an authoritative and objective assessment made by one of those rescued.

Here is the report by John Aicher, of the ‘Bonita’ Gold Medal rescue of 13 December 1981. John has visited the Island several times since the event to meet and thank the crew. At the time he was Chief Engineer of Bonita and went on to become Assistant Director of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate.

Warning – it does contain quite graphic detail so don’t read it if you are squeamish!

REPORT ON THE CAPSIZE OF M-V BONITA